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Facilitation is helping a group of individuals get along enough so that they can accomplish the goal of the group. According to Active Presence (2013), the best facilitators carefully assess the needs of those in the meeting and they treat participants equally and work hard to stay neutral in all discussions. An effective facilitator has to be prepared to be neutral but also know how to control the group if they were to get off topic or have a disagreement. A good facilitator creates an open and trusting atmosphere and helps participants understand why they’re there. They listen intently in order to fully understand what’s being said — and when speaking themselves, use simple, direct language (Active Presence, 2013). Active Presence also states that a good facilitator the participants the center of attention (2013). These are qualities of an effective facilitator. One website that will help you understand how to become an effective facilitator is by Hannah Feldberg-Dublin at https://www.thedesigngym.com/top-11-skills-effective-facilitator/ (Links to an external site.).

Both verbal and non-verbal communication is important. Non-verbal communication includes body language, such as gestures, facial expressions, eye contact and posture. Touch is a non-verbal communication that not only indicates a person’s feelings or level of comfort, but illustrates personality characteristics as well (Lucas, 2018). Lucas goes on to say that non-verbal communication is important to express emotions, communicate interpersonal relationships, support verbal interaction, reflect personality and perform rituals, such as greetings and goodbyes (2018). Body language says a lot of about you that you do not even have to say. This can help with first impressions, such as a firm handshake to show confidence or it can help when you do not know what to say, it can give signals to someone when you just do not want to be bothered. Non-verbal communication can say a lot without a person even saying anything. Non-verbal skills that are helpful for human service worker are eye-to-eye contact, that lets the client and people involved know you are actively listening. Smiling gets you more that frowning, it lets them know you are human and has a warm heart. Lastly, try to set with your arms unfolded to let the person know you are not guarded and one sided.

The most effective leadership style I like is a democratic leader. This is the type of leader that ask their group what they think and they work it out together. According to Adams & Galanes (2017), this leader makes decisions by consulting with group members and a primary focus on both task and social dimensions of the group (p. 258). This type of leader will not say do as I say do but what do you all want to do all the while inspiring the team to work together. The leadership style that I do not admire is Autocratic leader. This is the do as I say do leader in a communistic society. The decisions are made solely by the leader, with little to no consultation with group members and a primary focus on the task but not relationships (Adams & Galanes, 2017, p.258). I do not like this leader because they think they are all knowing even when group members may have better suggestions or solutions to the problem.


Active Presence. (2013, October 7). Facilitation skills: Best & worst facilitator practices [Video file]. Retrieved from Facilitation Skills: Best & Worst Facilitator Practices

Adams, K., & Galanes, G. (2017). Communicating in groups: Application and skills (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Chapter 10: Applying Leadership Principles

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